Prayers for Peace in Syria
As a Province, we would like to encourage prayers and actions for peace in Syria. We are concerned about the growing threat of violence in our world. The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops urges that there be "a political solution that ends the fighting and creates a future for all Syrians, one that respects human rights and religious freedom." Pope Francis has proclaimed "for the whole Church on 7 September next, the vigil of the birth of Mary, Queen of Peace, a day of fasting and prayer for peace in Syria, the Middle East, and throughout the world."
In addition to awareness, fasting, and prayer, the Intercommunity Peace & Justice Center encourages us to contact President Obama and Congress. See http://capwiz.com/ipjc/home/.